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8.0 - Unemployment Rate for Otarians


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Story Behind the Curve

The rate of unemployment can serve as an indicator of how well families and individuals are managing their own circumstances. High unemployment rates often mean a dependency on benefits and welfare to get by.

The data values reported form the baseline for this indicator and are sourced from www.stats.govt.nz The data is for the whole of Otara Papatoetoe Local Board area and not contained to Otara only

The qualitative story behind the baseline is sourced from Group Think through the following hui:

  • Thriving Otara Hui#1, 29 September 2016 (5 Hrs)
  • Thriving Otara Hui#2, 04 November 2016 (2 Hrs)
  • Thriving Otara Hui#3, 09 December 2016 (2 Hrs)
  • Thriving Otara Hui#4, 26 January 2017 (2 Hrs)
  • Thriving Otara Hui#5, 23 February 2017 (2 Hrs)
  • Thriving Otara Hui#6, 23 March 2017 (2 Hrs)

What's helping to reduce the reported level of unemployment for Otarians

  • more local businesses
  • people creating own $ opps
  • 'gentrification' - more people coming into the area who are employed and more financial, include home owner
  • people not recognised as being unemployed, or not registered unemployed
  • increase in students off the unemployment register

What's not helping to reduce the reported level of unemployment for Otarians

  • increasing young population with low/nil skill or qualifications
  • redefined social welfare categories
  • people unable to work due to ill health
  • local South Auckland businessman not actively recruiting Otarians
  • lack of pastoral care to support students complete tertiary/trade qualifications
  • introduction of casualisation/zero hours etc changes to employment - shift away from full time employment to informal employment

Contact Name and RoleContribution This Organisation or Person Offers
MSD Community Investment
MaraeWork experience, community belonging
TYLA NurseriesNooroa RogersCommunity garden plants
NZ PoliceLeon, Snr Sgt Mike SchmidtRefer youth at risk
Churches - PIC, Hope, SDA DBPaster Paul - Community PatsterVoluntary work, networking
HNZCBillie-Jo Paratene - Actg Area Manager Otara HNZCWork experience
WINZ Work Broker
Employment AgenciesPersonnel recruitment
CYFsMark Postow - Site Manager
WINZRex Manson - Service Centre ManagerCan provide data on job availability, Services for building financial capability
CRN (Pacific Vision Aotearoa)Kathleen Ng ShuiConnect TYLA to CRV
Connect with Henry from flourish
Accelerating Aotearoa and Ko AwateaJudy Speight - CEO
Bridget Amour - Project lead
Deliver the Local Employment Access Project (LEAP) connecting local people to roles at CMH
TROW Group
ACCKathleen - AdvisorConnections to to work for disabled people
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